August 29, 2005
Could be the biggest crowd for some time at TEAC Oval, with Essendons season over, and more experienced players returning to the Bendigo line-up. Port Melbourne traditionally get a good following during the finals, so hopefuly the weather is similar the previous weekend. Its a huge ask for Port to keep winning, and Bendigo will sure to be firing for this do or die clash. Port Melbourne's side wouldn't change too much, assuming McKernan's ruled fit to play, and the fitness was good, playing almost the entirety of the game with three on bench. Does the 7-game minimum still apply when a sides AFL aligned partner is still involved in the finals race? I seem to recall them changing the rule. Looks like North Melbourne will only be making minimal changes to their side as well. [quote="burraburger"]...Lets hope this weekend that Port make sure Bendigo stay winless when it comes to finals..[/quote] Sounds good to me! Hopefully Chad Jones continues that form from Sunday into the remainder of the finals.